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New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms look good on paper—so why are tens of thousands of students taking to the streets to protest them?


Professional soccer does everything to castrate its own energy of happiness, but it survives in spite of all the spites.

A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.


Does a by-the-numbers advice column really give advice?

Hagar school

This latest evidence of hatred is an alarming reminder of how a wonderful educational project continues to stand on precarious ground.


For many observers, the decision to demonize Vick seems motivated by something more pernicious than concern for animal welfare. It seems to be about race.

December 30, 2010

The trials and tribulations of the destructive Marty Peretz, great Jewish songs and the mail.

December 30, 2010

Republican senators attacked Harry Reid for keeping the chamber working as the Holiday approached. What would these Tories have told George Washington and the troops who were preparing to cross the Delaware? And what would Tom Paine have said about today's summer soldiers?

December 24, 2010

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

December 23, 2010

Takes on who's eating whose lunch, Cher's silver screen performances and the mail.

December 23, 2010

Looking forward to 2011, here are a few of the many ideas, organizing efforts and causes worth fighting for as we work together to make this a more just and decent nation.

December 23, 2010